Saturday was still somewhat warm in the 80s and humid, but way better than the rest of the week has been. Since rain was in the forecast and it was hot, I decided to stick closer to home for my solo ride and hit most of the trails and designated bike routes around. So join me, okay? It’s a bit of a long post.
This path has a cinder surface. Not my favorite to ride on, but it’s pretty.
This goes through Hudson Falls into Glens Falls. Once it gets to Glens Falls, it is paved. Crossing over Quaker Road:
Good thing I took that crossbow class at BOW as apparently we have a date for the zombie apocalypse.
Here is part of the designated bike route. Just a shoulder, really. There are posted “Share the Road” signs.
This is at the end of someone’s driveway.
Circling around to near SUNY Adirondack. This used to be Adirondack Community College, but just recently joined the SUNY system.
There was a motorcycle safety class going on. These people were just circling and circling:
At mile 15, I arrived back in Glens Falls and stopped at Coffee Planet for my mid ride treat!
I have been dying to try a salted caramel cream puff, but normally a Glens Falls ride isn’t long enough to justify it LOL! It was today.
Worthy of the miles, too! With an iced latte.
After a rest, it was back on to a different trail. The canal heritage trail. Back on cinder with some company!
Then near the dam:
It would have felt really good to jump in there, too! I took this opportunity to put on more sunscreen. Gotta keep that pasty white look year round 😀
I back tracked and hopped over the bridge to the Betar Bikeway. This is only about 1 mile long or so, but very quiet and pretty.
I was hoping to see some cool birds, but only saw a goose. Usually this trail is good for at least a heron.
Back out to route 9 and Uh-Oh
I did decide to go for it and ride to the right of the cones and the roads were actually okay. The work was being done on the curb so the road surface was still good. Not to mention it was nice that there was a barrier between me and the cars.
Back around to home and this is just road riding. Not designated for biking, but this is really the only way to get back home from here. Here is the Hudson Falls Hydroelectric Project:
See that nasty old building in the background? That is part of the GE property and not used. The same corporation that pooped its PCBs into the Hudson and contaminated it and then dragged their feet for years before finally agreeing to clean it up (dredging photos from last week).
Here is a photo of the old bridge people used to go over.
You can just see the current bridge to the left. I am glad they haven’t torn this old bridge down because it is very cool looking.
One last stop at a farm stand to get some blueberries and it was home.
Total miles: 31.7
Average speed: 11.9 (city riding)
Top speed: 24.5
Calories burned: 1169 (cream puff worthy!)
Oh, almost forgot the obligatory selfie!
Hope your weekend was just as good!